Woodridge High School was on a “Place and Secure” status on Tuesday, Jan. 22 while the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department K-9 unit conducted a routine sweep of the building and parking lot for illegal drugs, said principal Joel Morgan.
In an Alert Now phone message to district parents, Morgan noted that no illegal drugs were found in the sweep of the facility.
Morgan told the Falls News-Press the K-9 unit does a sweep of the building and other school buildings for drugs “at least once a year.” This was the first visit the department made to Woodridge High School in this school year, according to Morgan.
“Whenever the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department gets their dogs and they want them to work a little bit and train a little bit, they’ll take them to different schools,” said Morgan to the Falls News-Press. “…We kind of work together. We want to make sure … nothing’s in our building or in our parking lot. So it works out pretty well for both sides.”
In the Alert Now message, Morgan said the ‘Place and Secure’ status “allows our teachers to continue with their instruction while preventing students from leaving the classroom so as not to disrupt the police K-9 and police officers.”
Under “Place and Secure,” students still switch classes, but they are not allowed to have a hall pass, according to Morgan.